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Although Herefordshire is now a place of beautiful tranquility it has not always been like that. Its history is one of border conflicts and war and as such has a fascinating past with castles and ancient monuments that bear testament to more turbulent times.

This rural county has miles of rolling green landscapes and a fantastic agricultural heritage, bustling market towns and pretty villages, country pubs and quirky shops; a welcoming place for visitors who come to recharge their batteries.

The Normans build a number of castles here which were home to their wealthy landlords and earls, of particular note is Goodrich Castle near Ross-on-Wye which is extremely well preserved and the romantic Wigmore Castle, family home to the Mortimers whose heir Edward IV took the thrown of England in the aftermath of the War of the Roses.

Herefordshire has a host of ancient churches not least of which is Hereford Cathedral which contains the Mappa Mundi a medieval map of the world as envisaged in about 1289.

The old market town of Ross-on-Wye is strategically positioned above the River Wye, offers magnificent views and is perfectly placed for lovely walks along the Wye Valley (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The town itself is packed with historical interest which can be fully revealed at the Ross Heritage Centre at the 17th century Market House. Also of interest is Leominster situated in the Herefordshire 'Marches'; a quintessential English town dating from medieval times with antique shops and typical 'black and white' houses.

Herefordshire is famed for its produce, so it's perhaps no surprise to find out that some of its best attractions proudly celebrate this agricultural heritage, not least it's tradition for cider making. Many cider making farms offer tours and sampling for visitors which provides the perfect excuse to try some genuine Herefordshire cider!

Whether you're travelling the country roads by car, cycling or walking you'll find this charming corner of England just waiting to be discovered.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Herefordshire.

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Longlands Ref: W43325

This detached holiday bungalow is situated amidst rolling countryside in an idyllic tranquil setting on the edge of the popular town of Hay-on-Wye. Simplistic and rustic with a cosy open fire, this location offers a great base for families and friends to get together, to enjoy and explore this wonderful area. Boasting walks directly from the doorstep into the wood and onto town, the Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley walk makes this is a walker’s haven. There is much to do, with fishing, horse riding, cycle and canoe hire all available locally. The town itself is renowned for its literary festivals and indeed is known as the book capital of the world, with its many interesting book shops. There are art galleries, antiques and lots of independent shops with local produce. You’ll not be short of great places to eat, with pubs, bistros, restaurants, tea rooms and cafes aplenty. Brecon, Builth Wells and the cathedral city of Hereford are all within easy driving. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 5 bedrooms: 2 double (one 6ft, one four poster), 2 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with bath and shower attachment (no toilet). Separate toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil and Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, 1-acre garden with terraces, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Landscaped, natural, unspoilt woodland grounds. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks and uneven surfaces in garden.

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